Macau received 16.7 million visitors between the months of January and July of this year, which was an increase of 4.3 percent against the same period of 2012, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said.
In that period the number of visitors from mainland China and South Korea rose by 10.4 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively, and the number of visitors from Hong Kong and Taiwan fell by 3.8 percent and 10.5 percent, respectively.
In July alone 2.56 million visitors arrived in Macau, which was a year-on-year increase of 4.9 percent, with visitors from mainland China rising 14 percent to 1.66 million.
In July the number of visitors from South Korea (38,400) and the Philippines (18,800) rose 6.6 percent and 0.9 percent, respectively. The number of visitors from Hong Kong (598,200), Taiwan (91,200), and Japan (20,500) fell by 6.5 percent, 18.7 percent and 41.4 percent, respectively. (macauhub)